Monthly Archives: August 2015

How To Drive Like a Geezer

I am the driver everyone loves to hate. Driving behind me is your worst nightmare. Hell is eternally reacting to my rear brake lights. I am proud to admit it.  Shake your fist all you want, I’m not moving. I … Continue reading

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Places Remembered

“The Yellow House,” by Sarah M. Broom. The New Yorker, 8/24/2015. This moving New Yorker article describes Sarah M. Broom’s family’s experience with hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and her recent return to find much still remains undone and in … Continue reading

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A College Course On Selfies?

“Notable & Quotable: Selfie Hermeneutics.”   The Wall Street Journal, 8/17/2015. I think the word “hermeneutics” in the title is misused, but with a word that obscure, who’s going to argue, especially with the WSJ?  What caught my attention was a … Continue reading

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Sarcastic? Who, Me?

“Sarcasm: A Dangerous Game,” by Elizabeth Bernstein. The Wall Street Journal, 8/25/2015. An American waked into a Parisian eyeglass shop and found less than ten frames for sale. When the clerk approached, he said, “Don’t mind me. I’m sure I’ll … Continue reading

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Perils of Late Marriages

Beginning about 15 years ago, I talked often with a woman at our community center who also went to Penn State, although I never knew her then.  She was there five years before me, but that still gave us much … Continue reading

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Fatherless Black Families

“The Flawed ‘Missing Men’ Theory,” by Kay Hymowitz. The Wall Street Journal, 8/10/2015. The disproportionate number of black males locked up in prison is now often cited as a cause of the fatherless black family. They can hardly be part … Continue reading

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Tracking Advertisments

About 20 years ago, I subscribed to Business Week for just one year.  It was a special price to entice new subscribers.   When I entered my subscription information, I used “B” for my middle initial (“B” for “Business Week”).  … Continue reading

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